May 2012

Monthly Archives

  • The Evolution of Overdraft Fees

    Overdrafting has been around for some time — over 50 years now. What started as a simple act of kindness from bank owners turned into a highly profitable cash cow for banks. While it hasn’t always been this way, overdraft fees may be a hassle for consumers who make an honest mistake. In this article, […]

  • 5 Corporations that Own Almost Everything

      Share Even among those pro-business, most acknowledge that corporations rule just about everything around us. Big companies supply our cars, gas, food and even our politicians. We’re not talking about hundreds of thousands of mom and pop shops. We’re not even talking about thousands of medium sized business or even hundreds of large business. […]

  • 5 of the Biggest Lottery Scandals

      Share Playing the lottery is a bleak and hopeless abyss of wasted money and discarded scratch offs. Regardless, people can’t seem to stay away from it. There are two types of lottery players: the addicted and the entrepreneurs. While some richer folk prefer to purchase lottery tickets in bulk (thus beating the odds out […]

  • Book Review: Paid, Owned, Earned

    From TV spots to social media, the tools of modern advertising have become diffuse. With so many channels available, where do you start? Should you sacrifice old media for Twitter? How do you get something to go viral? The truth, according to “Paid, Owned, Earned: Maximizing Marketing Returns in a Socially Connected World,” is that […]

  • 10 Bad Degrees Hiring Managers Don’t Want To See

    Today’s unemployment figures came in at 8.1% slightly better than analysts predictions. However, we are still in the midst of the longest streak of unemployment being above 8% since unemployment began being tracked in 1948. And a lot of the unemployed turn out to be recent college graduates. Reports indicate that upwards of 30% of […]

  • The QA For Your Financial Crossroad

    When you look into the future, what kind of life do you see yourself having 10 years from now? If you don’t know, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about what financial path you are on. Now is the perfect opportunity to evaluate where you are at, where you are going, and how you plan […]

  • 5 Giant Companies Who Use Slave Labor

    Most of us support unethical practices with our purchases. Most of the time we probably don’t realize our purchases are being supported by unethical decisions, other times we have an idea that sweatshops and other forms of slavery are being used, but we ignore it. Many large corporations utilize slave labor, and, even worse, child […]